Photo by Marni Elyse Katz @StyleCarrot
After a September of European travels (yes, I’ll post some photos but in the meantime you can see some on my Instagram feed @StyleCarrot) followed by two weeks convalescing from COVID (my first time, if you can believe it), I’m back on Cape Cod.
Most of the plants are past their heyday (our gardens need some serious help even in the peak of summer), but I was able to scrounge up a few flowers. A couple of white roses, a hearty hydrangea, three rudbeckia, and pretty deep violet and pale pink wildflowers with wispy stems. (Post the name of this flower in the comments if you know it please.)
What spurred me to forage? Juliska sent me a trio of speckled glass vases. Not sure why or how, but hey, thank you Juliska, I love them. The Puro vases (#AffiliateLink #CommissionsEarned) come in clear, green, blue, and tortoiseshell, each prettier than the next.
As your putting together your autumn sideboards, mantels, and tablescapes, consider adding a colored glass vase to your collection. Here are some suggestions.
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Coastal style pendant lights made from rattan, wicker, seagrass, and more.
These days, it seems, a room is not complete with a pendant light made from natural fibers. Even if you’re not celebrating coastal decor, somehow, rattan makes its way into a room.
Natural fiber pendant lights made from rattan, wicker, seagrass, jute, hemp, rope, and the like, is certainly an effective way to add texture into a room. And you can supersize your light fixture and go with a dramatic silhouette without being too too, because the earthy material tempers the glam effect.
There is a never ending array of rattan pendant lights and rattan chandeliers on the market. I’ve curated the best ones, from simple wicker globe pendants to distinctive statement chandeliers to artsy, natural fiber pendant lights that almost look like handwoven works of art.
Which would I chose? I like the tailored shape of #2, the playful boutique hotel vibe of #4, the simplicity of #10, and the nostalgia of #38, which looks like the light pendant that hung in my childhood bedroom.
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StyleCarrot partner Serena & Lily dropped its Fall 2021 collection today. New pillows, lumbar pillows, wallpaper, natural fiber rugs, and upholstered furniture with fringe included. Colorways include the ever popular coastal blues and fall-friendly, olive-y greens, along with a touch of russet. Old favorites in updated
What types of accessories will you use to update your rooms for fall? Peruse these Serena & Lily fall introductions for inspiration.
Fringed sofas paired with a sisal rug adds sophistication to coastal decor. Don’t forget your statement chandelier.
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Blue and white is pretty, but without pattern can be a little boring. How about some blue and white wallpaper? These hand-painted leafy waves from Serena & Lily’s wallpaper collection are feminine but not froufy.
Perhaps Serena & Lily’s most on point piece for fall is the Buchanan fringed bed in gold washed linen. The headboard’s art deco shape is simple enough to go the long haul. That Woodland wallpaper adds a tropical-meets-the-subcontinent vibe.
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What’s easier than a pillow to inject the season’s juicy olive hue?
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Serena & Lily’s new neutral rugs in natural fibers: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4
Serena & Lily’s quintessential SoCal furniture with natural accents, like this Mercer nightstand, straddles the seasons depending on how you dress the bed.
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In case you’re not excited enough about spring. StyleCarrot partner Serena & Lily has introduced 300+ new pieces, including rattan furniture and accessories. Can you say scalloped rattan tray?
If you’ve swooned over the bohemian Avalon daybed but had nowhere to put one, consider pre-ordering the new king or queen-sized Avalon bed, a celebration of coastal Cali decor with enough gravitas for a New England interior.
I love the marble-topped pedestal dining table with wrapped rattan base for a double dose of natural materials and a perfect blend of city meets the sea.
Here are nine new introductions of rattan furniture and accessories from Serena & Lily:
Shop these new indoor & outdoor rattan furnishings from Serena & Lily:
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The beloved bohemian Avalon daybed by Serena & Lily has been reimagined as a king or queen-sized Avalon bed. The original inspiration was a 1940s French bed that they company rendered in rattan for a coastal casual vibe. This rattan bed is available with a footboard or without. The white ceramic, textured table lamp is a coastal take on the Kelly Wearstler Linden lamp.
Serena & Lily has added a wood and handwoven rattan coffee table with brass capped-feet to its Balboa collection. At 46-inches in diameter and a bottom storage shelf, it’s very efficient, and its appearance lends itself to a coastal Cali living room or a more polished city decor. Paired with a braided abaca rug for complete coastal appeal.
The new Serena & Lily Southampton dining table has a 30-inch diameter marble top and rattan pedestal base. Paired here with the everyone’s favorite, Serena & Lily’s take on the classic Parisian bistro chair, the Riviera dining chair made with a rattan frame and woven resin seat.
I wrote about this bedroom in Boxford, Massachusetts designed by Jenn O’Brien of Jenn O’Brien Interiors for Boston Globe Magazine at the end of last summer. It’s a great example of clean, transitional bedroom design that incorporates a canopy bed.
O’Brien used the Driftwood canopy bed from StyleCarrot partner Crate & Barrel which gives the room a stately feel thanks to its architectural lines. She also used it to create symmetry in the room by centering it on the window.
Since the clients wanted the bedroom to feel soothing, O’Brien employed a subdued palette, but punched it up with hits of black and sumptuous pattern underfoot. She actually painted the abstract artwork herself; I think it really makes the room!
Photo by Jared Kuzia
You can pull together a similar look for a transitional bedroom with exact and similar matches to the ones used by the designer. I perused StyleCarrot partner sites to find them for you.
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